The Council may admit into membership and elect as Student Member any person who as of the 1st day of January of the year of application:-
(a) is seventeen (17) years of age or more and
(b) has been accepted for, is engaged in or has completed a such course of study as may subsequently be accepted to the category of Ordinary Member in the Institute and
(c) is undergoing suitable practical training or instruction under the supervision of an Ordinary Member or Accredited Ordinary Member or Fellow of the Institute as may be approved by the Council and
(d) has his application sponsored by his lecturer in the tertiary institution he is studying in or his supervisor in his practice as an estate agent and
(e) has satisfied the Council that he is worthy of admission as a Student Member.
The Amalgamating Bodies shall with the written consent of a Member who meets the above admission criteria of a Student Member, apply on behalf of a Member for admission to the Institute by submitting his particulars to the Honorary Secretary on a prescribed form. The Council shall then decide on the application for membership.
The maximum period which a person may remain as a Student Member is limited to two (2) calendar years from the date of admission as a Student Member after which the Student Member must upgrade himself to at least the category of Ordinary Member by fulfilling the conditions for the election of Ordinary Member.
If a Student Member fails to upgrade himself to at least the category of Ordinary Member within two (2) calendar years from the date of admission as a Student Member he is deemed to have resigned himself as a Student Member of the Institute and henceforth shall not be eligible for admission as a Student Member or Associate Member of the Institute.
Provided that the Council may in its absolute discretion extend the period of two (2) calendar years to any further period as it deems fit upon the application by a Student Member with written evidence on the reasons and circumstances beyond the applicant's control that have led to his inability to upgrade himself to at least the category of Ordinary Member.
Every Student Member shall have the privilege of being present at all General Meetings of the Institute but he shall not be entitled to participate nor vote at all General Meetings nor be eligible for election or appointment to any office of the Institute.
Membership Refund Policy